EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, UNITED STATES - JUNE 29:  In this undated handout image provided by EADS the Euro Hawk is seen during the aircraft's first flight on June 29, 2010 at the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Bace near Lancaster, United States. Germany's defense ministry has said it will abandon its plans to build the high-altitude Euro Hawk reconnaissance drone. Flight clearance issues in European airspace were the key factor in the costly cancellation. Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere says there were clear grounds for Germany to cancel orders for the Euro Hawk drones. As the debate on Germany's decision to cancel its drone program drags on, more and more questions are coming to the fore. The minister initially stated he would not make a public statement before June 5 when the Defense Ministry's report was due to be published. (Photo by EADS via Getty Images)